Lydia was the 6th of 8 children of John Van Ness Hover and Margaret "Mary Ann" Yerian. She married on July 24, 1864, Marshall County, Indiana, to C.C. Kleindinst. They appear in the 1870 census of Bourbon Township, Marshall County, Indiana. He was a plasterer. She was living in the same township in 1880, apparently widowed.
Children of C.C. and Lydia: Edwin Kleindinst (ca.1868-unk) Minnie Kleindinst (1870-unk)